My name is Gerad Williamson, I am a veteran of 4 1/2 years with the 75th Ranger Regiment. I was stationed here in Savannah, GA during my enlistment, and was lucky enough to serve overseas on 3 tours of duty to various locations in the Middle East. Now that I am out of the Army, my goal is to establish and run my own small, veteran owned leather company. As with any company, startup costs are what prevent most from taking off. The great thing about leather however, is due to nature of leather work and everything being handcrafted, the startup costs are not quite as high. My goal through this, is to raise enough to pay for a reliable and more efficient leather sewing machine than the hand operated machine I have used for some time. With orders for belts, wallets, vests, plaques, cuffs, sheathes, holsters, etc. coming in faster than I can sew, it is a necessary purchase to keep this afloat. If my goal is met, the remainder of the funds will be spent on other company costs such as leather, carving tools, dyes, etc. I can’t thank you all enough for donations of any amount.